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Game-Guru and Female Gamers

Bolt-Action Gaming

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My wife is a hardcore female gamer.  She maintains a fairly popular YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/Mmogurl).  While I cannot speak for her directly, I will note some observations about her experiences with gaming, being a woman, and gamedev.

You see, she's been a long time horror fan.  I mean long time; as long or longer than I've known her.
She loves Silent Hill; she maintained a pretty high traffic website back in the early 2000's on it.  It crushed her to see Silent Hills (she's not a Koijima fangirl).  It reduced her to rubble when she saw him quit, destroy all existing progress on it, and essentially cause a hard reset for the franchise.  The look in her eyes when I told her it'd be 4 more years from that point before she'd see another SH game was difficult indeed.

So in her mind, she wants to make her OWN horror game.  To her credit (reasons like this are why I married the woman) she put her money where her mouth was and started learning Unity and Unreal.  She's made some impressive stuff for someone with no training in any formal capacity and no real background in GameDev.

She however sees my work in Game-Guru and is interested.  Unfortunately there are literally almost no female models to work with on the store.  She knows I'm writing a book on Game-Guru and have tons of experience with the system - but there's simply nothing there to pull her in for her own projects.

So .. just a little suggestion for developers reading this - please add some female-friendly stuff to the store - it might help attract at least one new buyer I can think of!





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In the Unity store, for instance, there are some female avatars (e.g. UMA) with some assets to add to them. There are some animations that can be used, too. I certainly didn't do as thorough a search as your wife probably has done, so I'm genuinely interested of what she found lacking.

As a side note, I'd also be curious to know what she sees as female-friendly in terms of game art visual representation and gameplay.

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Well the unity and unreal stores are just fine.   It's the Game-Guru store that's really lacking and I should have been more clear.  There's virtually nothing on there which is surprising because the asset store is fairly large.  So this was more a call to arms to my more regular Game-Guru crowd readers to maybe start generating some more female gamedev friendly models.   Thanks for taking the time to respond!

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